Does your data deserve a private cloud?

Your business and your data are unique. For that reason, your enterprise architecture must also be tailored to fit the exact needs of your business. When data is involved, you want choices, not tradeoffs. More importantly, you want your solutions to build upon and complement one another. For most companies, the variety of data sources […]

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Cloud accounts for more than 20 percent of record-breaking IBM patents in 2017

IBM was issued 9,043 US patents in 2017, making it the top company for US patents granted for the 25th straight year. Of those, more than 1,900 — about 21 percent of the total — were cloud-related. For example, one patent was for a system that monitors data sources including weather reports, social networks, newsfeeds […]

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Your line of business can “go fast” with hybrid integration

(This post is part of a series. Read part one, part two, part three, part four and part five to learn more about the urgent need for Hybrid Integration.) Just like Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights, in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace there is only one rule: “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” First movers have a […]

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Connect with IBM Cloud Managed Application Services at Think 2018

Are you ready for something new? On 19 – 22 March, great minds in technologies ranging from blockchain, AI, data and cloud to IT infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT) and security will come together in Las Vegas to share their knowledge in hundreds of sessions, demonstrations and face-to-face conversations. The event is called Think 2018, […]

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Innovating media and advertising with IBM Cloud

You only have one chance to make a first impression, as the saying goes, so it better be a good one. How can companies get noticed in today’s fast-paced age of digital media where there’s fierce competition for eyeballs, especially when there may only milliseconds in which to set themselves apart from the abundance of […]

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Invoice processing in the digital world, powered by BPM and RPA

Invoice processing is possibly one of the oldest business processes known to mankind. From barter to bitcoin, payments have come a long way. However, despite all the innovations and technology, invoice processing is still burdened with a large number of manual tasks and inefficiencies. This can result in issues such as delayed payments and incorrect […]

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MediStreams chooses IBM Cloud for healthcare provider billing solutions

Healthcare is likely the most difficult example of accounts receivable on the planet. In other industries, invoices go out, and either some or all the money for that invoice comes back and gets posted. Then you move on. In healthcare, you almost never receive the amount invoiced. For example, you go to the doctor and […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2018

About this time last year, I provided a set of predictions for cloud in 2017. This year, I’ve been asked back again to gaze into my cloudy crystal ball once more. Looking back at my 2017 predictions, which focused on agility, infrastructure, public cloud and cloud adoption, they pretty much hit the mark. Here are […]

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Bringing the natural language of Watson Conversation to call centers

In my role as an adoption leader for Watson and IBM Cloud, I see chatbots and Watson Conversation capturing the imaginations of many clients. The ability to automate the dialogue around frequently asked questions almost builds the chatbot business case for itself. Agents once tasked to field 80 percent of queries with 20 percent of […]

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How IBM Cloud helps keep children safe and parents happy

To some, the cloud might seem like an ethereal thing. Maybe they get the idea of cloud backup or cloud-based email, but the rest of it? Lots of people are too busy to keep up with innovations and sometimes assume it’s only for the most tech-savvy out there. That’s not the case, though. Here are […]

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10 of the top IBM Cloud news stories of 2017

If you were to boil down the news of 2017 into a single, pithy slogan, you might make it, “Expect the unexpected.” That sentiment was true for IBM Cloud, with exciting new client announcements, big leaps forward in technologies such as containers, and partnerships that continue to drive cloud adoption around the world. Yet all […]

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Recruiting assistant uses cognitive technology to find the best job candidates

Much of a recruiter’s day is consumed by administrative tasks such as reviewing résumés and scheduling pre-screens within very demanding time constraints. Because every job posted gets an average of 250 applications, recruiters — even though they typically spend just six seconds on each résumé — aren’t able to consider every candidate. Often, they struggle […]

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